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gen-i Becomes Time Disciple

AUCKLAND, 10 July 2001–Internet Integrator, gen-i limited, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Time Disciple Ltd to sell and support the full range of Time Disciple® time recording and project management tools.

Time Disciple time accountability software has achieved considerable success both in the New Zealand and more recently international markets. It is used by organisations around the world interested in monitoring costs and revenues, reducing overheads and increasing productivity.

Customers include Fletcher Challenge Energy, Statistics New Zealand, CSC New Zealand, NZ Guardian Trust, Southern Cross Healthcare and four separate installations with over one thousand users in both the US Marines and Air Force.

“This agreement sees Time Disciple gain a strong and highly focused integration partner in gen-i, which will provide the depth of support we have been looking for,” said Time Disciple Managing Director, Grant Hughson.

The alliance is expected to boost sales in both the New Zealand and Australian market places, he said. The average Time Disciple sale is around $NZ80,000 and Time Disciple expects to grow its share of the NZ market, with the assistance of partners, to 45-50% percent by 2005.

Demand for Time Disciple systems comes from companies needing a fully-functioning time accountability application. Used for project management, time recording, job management and billing, Time Disciple has the capacity to measure both productivity and profitability.

Time Disciple staff are currently providing intensive training to the gen-i support team, in anticipation of several pending joint projects that are already confirmed.

“This is an exciting opportunity for both gen-i and Time Disciple and we see strong synergies between the two companies and the client base we service, Hughson said

“gen-i is well placed to provide support to Time Disciple’s clients, here in New Zealand and in the future through our Australia offices.

“This product range fits extremely well into our Information Services capability, and I am convinced that the “can-do” attitude of our organisations makes us a good fit for our clients.

“Time Disciple offers a flexible, accurate, human resource and project management system with the ability to easily integrate with enterprise financials, says Hughson. ”This type of system has become vital for the efficient management of complex projects.”

Paul McTaggart, Managing Principal – gen-i Ventures says a solution like Time Disciple, which lets managers map their most important asset, people, can play a major part in helping organisations achieve their business goals.

“Time Disciple is a world class offering, and we are proud to be associated with such an innovative and successful New Zealand company,” McTaggart said.

gen-i is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cullen Investments Limited. gen-i's blue chip clients include Air New Zealand Ansett, Department of Corrections, Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Australia Bank, New Zealand Dairy Board, Simpson Grierson Law and WestpacTrust.
ENDS
Editors’ Notes

About gen-i
gen-i limited is the first and largest New Zealand-based e-business Internet integrator, focussing on designing, building, implementing and supporting e-business solutions and systems for large corporate customers. With more than 400 people at offices in major centres in New Zealand, gen-i extends customer support worldwide – both online and through a network of service partners.
gen-i has four major areas of focus and expertise: Infrastructure, Ventures, Field Force and Procurement.
gen-i Infrastructure is geared to providing and supporting all the hardware, software and networks required for today’s e-business – and to achieve that in a number of new ways.
gen-i Ventures is an Internet innovation operation geared to providing knowledge and experience, including building e-commerce sites, Intranets, extranets and implementing and supporting a wide range of e-business and traditional applications.
gen-i field Force is New Zealand’s leading technology engineering onsite capability, expertly trained and ready to deploy or maintain the country’s leading technology networks.
gen-i Procurement provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to select, purchase, install and maintain office technologies.
Prior to its name change in 2000, gen-i traded successfully for more than 20 years as Wang New Zealand.

About Time Disciple
Time Disciple Limited was formed in 1999 as the international marketing arm of Pictdata Productions Limited to promote Time Disciple to the global market.
Pictdata Productions was founded in 1991 as a software development company specialising in Windows development. In 1993 Pictdata began to develop a resource and productivity management software package. This software, marketed under the brand name 'Time Disciple' has achieved significant success in the seven years since its creation.

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